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The rock opera was created in 2006. It uses
24 rock and pop songs. The story is about the
young prince “Hamlet” who wants to enlighten
the murder of his father.
The English version uses only original words by
Shakespeare. It’s an excerpt of the play.

There is a film version on Youtube from the year
2007. It’s in the English language with English
subtitles including explanatory texts between
the songs.

Music and Libretto by
Dr. Rudolf Volz

Additional Composing and Arrangements by
Michael Wagner, Herb Bucher, Falko Illing

World premiere on September 2nd, 2006 in

The play extends over two halftimes of 65
minutes each.

5 male singers/actors
2 female singers/actresses
6 extras
4 musicians

William Shakespeare completed his play Hamlet
in 1601. Since then, it has become the most
popular play in the world.
However, in more than 400 years, there were
only few attempts to create an opera by using
the words of Shakespeare.
(A. Thomas, 1868 und H. Searle, 1920)

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